Kay: “I would do it all over again. Absolutely. I just love him so much. We tell each other that we love each other every day. He’s so kind and thoughtful, has a good sense of humor, and was such a good father to the kids. On the morning of our 50th anniversary, he read me a poem he had written, and I have it framed now so I can see it every day. He’s my best friend, and I guess I’m his best friend too. It’s been a great ride!”
50 Years is a long, long time, but just a short while in my mind.
You caught my eye from the start and continues now until death we depart.
Our church was a good place to meet. You were so cute and so very sweet.
What you saw in me, I don’t understand. I get misty just holding your hand.
Some said it wouldn’t last long. And now we have proved them all wrong.
We had some bumpy roads at times. We had to watch our nickels and dimes.
I see our marriage in three parts together. Each one better than the other.
From when there was just the two of us. Now to go anywhere, we need a bus.
We took some time to learn one another and build our love and faith together
We decided to add to our family. Two sons brought joy to you and me.
Now they are married with families. With children building memories.
They call us Mimi and Pop. Our family, like a pedestal, we put on top.
You are still the apple of my eye. I always watch you as you walk by.
I am thankful for you every day. The Lord has blessed me in every way.
I love you more after 50 years. We have shared some laughs and even tears.
Thank you for being my wife. You have made me have a wonderful life.
How much do I love you, let me be exact.
I love you to the moon and back!
By Larry Arick – May 6, 2016